The Wizard of Odds returns with his best bets for the Ballarat synthetic meeting on Tuesday.
A maiden in race two will run a nice race at good odds with the best bets coming up in race three.
Ballarat Race 2
Vanzail is ready to produce her best performance after resuming in a race that was not run to suit her last start.
The three-year-old filly trained by Nigel Blackiston was snicked back to near last when racing first-up over 1200 metres in maiden grade at Geelong.
She was then hooked out to the widest runner on the turn and was making up a bit of ground up the middle.
A wide barrier is what she has to contend with again, but with the booking of Michael Dee she should be able to land somewhere near the lead.
The rise in distance is what to looks to see her map much better than she has at her two career runs to date.
Suggested Bet: Vanzali each-way at $11 the win and $3.4 the place.
Ballarat Race 3
Resumed as a three-year-old colt for the first time when finishing fourth behind a smart one from the Hyland stable.
His jumpouts leading into his race at Geelong last start were very sharp and that of a horse who will be winning his maiden shortly.
He can clearly handle the synthetic surface with both of his impressive jumpout efforts on that very surface.
Staying at 1200 metres looks ideal for him as well and Jamie Mott only has to navigate his way around the track from barrier five.
Going to make him the best of the day.
Suggested Bet: Tramontana win at $2.25
Ballarat Race 4
Shadwell Stud unveils another of its juveniles this time in the form Tawdeer.
He has had a heap of gear applied to him with the blinkers going for his debut as well as the lugging bit.
The three-year-old gelding jumped out immaculately at Flemington on the synthetic at the start of the month to show his adept nature to handling the surface.
He trucked along so strongly and was not even asked to raise a sweat in the straight as he ran away from city-performed galloper Zacouver.
Luke Nolen takes the ride from barrier one and hopefully he and Tawdeer can get into a prominent front-running role.
Suggested Bet: Tawdeer win at $2.5
Suggested Exotic: Exacta 11 & 10
Ballarat Race 7
Garbo skittles his way back down to BM-58 grade after running well behind National Guard at Warrnambool last start.
The six-year-old gelding from the Jane Baker team was only just nosed out when starting a $5 shot at BM-64 level over 1400 metres.
He now comes back down a notch in company and steps onto the synthetic which he raced at two stats ago and actually did quite a good job behind Diesel’n’Dust in BM-70 grade.
This is a much easier calibre of opposition he has faced in this last handful of starts.
He might creep up in the weights but that will be offset jockey Tatum Bull who takes 1.5kgs off the allotted 64kg weight impost.
Suggested Bet: Garbo each-way at $5.5 the win and $2.15 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 2, 3, 7, 8